H.E. Bill Pavleski was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Macedonia responsible for attracting foreign investments on July 28, 2011 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.Prior to his appointment he was employed in the American multinational IT Corporation Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), based in Palo Alto, California. During his 14-year career at HP, he was at various senior engineering and managerial positions within the organization concerning storing information, networking and technology services for North America, Europe and Asia.
Along with a team dispersed across three continents, he is in charge of carrying out the final pre-sales and post-sales strategy and support of multinational Fortune 1000 corporations. He is in frequent communication and cooperation with big corporations and is involved in concluding complex projects with them. During his previous positions he was responsible for software production and close collaboration with HP India. Minister Pavleski completed an M.A in Computer Science at the Northeastern University in Boston and an M.A in Business Management at the Harvard University in Boston . He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York-Binghamton and he is a member of the Harvard Faculty Club.
Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor University of California, San DiegoPradeep K. Khosla, an internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, began his tenure as UC San Diego’s eighth Chancellor on August 1, 2012. At UC San Diego, he has initiated a comprehensive, all-inclusive strategic planning process to develop a vision and shared goals for the future of the campus. Khosla previously served as Dean of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he set the strategic direction for undergraduate and graduate education and research, and was elected University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty member could achieve.
Chancellor Khosla is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Society for Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence and the Indian Academy of Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science.
Dr. Khosla is also the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership, teaching, and research, including the 2012 Light of India Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the George Westinghouse Award for contributions to improve engineering teaching. In 2012, he was named as one of the 50 most influential Indian-Americans by SiliconIndia.He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon.
Karl Frederick Rauscher, Ambassador & Chief Architect for Cyber Security Policy, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE)
Mr. Rauscher is the recently designated diplomat at-large for cyberspace policy, representing the half-million-member international community of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In this capacity he collaborates with the world’s best minds at the forefront of technology to envision and champion breakthroughs for high consequence policy concerns for cyberspace.
In this field he is most known for policy innovation that is implementable, as exemplified by his recent work on China-U.S. cooperation on cyber security being cited by The New York Times editorial board as recommended reading for President Obama and President Xi. Karl previously held the positions of CTO and Distinguished Fellow of the EastWest Institute. Karl is a lifetime Bell Labs Fellow and is an inventor with 50 patents/pending. He maintains numerous leadership roles including serving as a Commissioner of the G8-initiated Global Information Infrastructure Commission, and is an independent advisor for senior business leaders on five continents.
Nico Sell, CEO Wickr
Nico Sell takes security more seriously than most. She is the co-founder and CEO of a mobile application called Wickr and r00tz. Wickr is a self-destructing, secure, private, anonymous means of messaging text, images, and audio between people. The application encrypts data from start to finish, so any messages that are shared through Wickr are never saved anywhere permanently and self-destruct in a matter of seconds or days, depending on the user’s preference. If a government were to approach Wickr and ask for records of conversations, Sell and her colleagues would be unable to hand them over, because the records aren’t stored. Sell has staunchly advocated for security education. Nico helps organize DEF CON on a yearly basis, participated in start-up operations of over twenty successful security companies as a venture catalyst and sits on numerous advisory boards. She is a professional artist, athlete and entrepreneur based in California. Nice holds a bachelor’s degree in government (with a focus on nuclear strategy) from Dartmouth University.
Dr.Pruthi, Founder, Chairman and CEO Niksun
Dr. Pruthi brings over twenty-five years of expertise in the network security, wireless and applications analysis industry. Dr. Pruthi is the founder of NIKSUN which he has built from a startup to a highly successful global company leading the way in the cyber security, wireless and network monitoring markets.
Dr. Pruthi is widely recognized as the founding father of packet capture, stream to disk, bit vacuum, and other related technologies which he introduced to the market in 1997 through the enormously popular NetVCR. He is also widely accepted as one of the leading innovators in the field of cyber security. In 2001 he introduced the NetDetector as the only device in the world capable of multi gigabits per second line rate recording and simultaneous analysis, reconstruction and replay in order to discover the source of security incidents and identification of potential information leakage. This ground-breaking invention led to the creation and growth of the field of network forensics.
Recognized as one of the foremost experts in advanced cyber security technologies, Dr. Pruthi advises on cyber defense strategies at the highest levels of governments and enterprises, both nationally and globally. He is a frequent speaker on cyber security issues, including keynotes to delegates from across 28 NATO nations, agencies, and strategic commands at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium 2010-2013.
Dr. Pruthi holds a Bachelor´s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master´s in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Telecommunications from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. His thesis, “An Application of Chaotic Maps to Packet Traffic Modeling,” was the first to apply chaotic and fractal or self-similar systems to accurately model the seemingly erratic nature of network traffic. Dr. Pruthi is General Co-Chair for the Global Wireless Summit which combines four global conferences: NIKSUN´s World Wide Security & Mobility Conference (WWSMC); the Wireless Vitae (European); the Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symposium (Asian); and PRISMS (the successor of MobiSec). Dr. Pruthi is also a member of the Steering Board for the “Journal of Cyber Security & Mobility.”
Igor Pasternak is the Founder and CEO of the Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros), which has grown under his leadership to become a global destination for the design and manufacturing of lighter-than-air (LTA) aircrafts since its inception more than 25 years ago. Today, the Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) is the world’s most innovative FAA-certified LTA manufacturing company with products used globally for military and commercial applications, including the non-rigid Aeros 40D Sky Dragonairship, advanced tethered aerostatic systems and portable communications and surveillance towers. Pasternak is also the innovator of the Aeroscraft.
Over his career, Pasternak developed extensive experience in program and project
management, as well as in the R&D, design, system integration, manufacturing,
testing, and certification activities in the areas of conventional airships, transport
category hybrid airships, aerostats, and High Altitude Airships (HAA). Aeros is one of
only two companies in the United States that manufactures FAA certified airships.
Pasternak designed, and his company currently produces the most technologically
advanced airship on the market, called the Aeros 40D Sky Dragon. The Aeros 40B
and 40D Sky Dragon Airships achieved FAA certification in 2000 and 2007.
Pasternak, also the chief engineer and principal designer of the new Aeroscraft,
designed this unique airship to efficiently lift and transport massive freight cargos
over vast distances, from point of origin to point of need. The Aeroscraft is the
world’s first rigid-hull, variable-buoyancy air vehicle with true vertical take-off and
landing capability at maximum payload, while operating without external ballast.
Pasternak’s revolutionary new design offers the U.S. military and global industry
the most flexible and efficient solution for large cargos that must be moved rapidly
and securely across urban, remote and even ecological sensitive environments.
Pasternak’s design for the rigid-hulled airship has attracted development funding
from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency, and the U.S. Air Force. The unique Aeroscraft achieves
vertical take-off and landing capability at maximum payloads, while operating independently of the external ballast systems that encumber other airships currently in service.
Today, Pasternak and Team Aeros are focused on fleet production for the Aeroscraft to aid global commerce and commercial cargo logistics, expand military mobility capability and reduce
fuel consumption, as well as implement other clean energy innovations.
Nathan Fletcher is the Senior Director of Global Strategic Initiatives for Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated. In this role, he leads business and strategic initiatives globally to identify, develop and expand opportunities where technology has the power to positively transform people’s lives.Nathan is also a Professor at the University of California, San Diego where he teaches Political Science. Before joining Qualcomm in January 2013, he was an elected member of the California State Assembly. Assemblyman Fletcher authored more than 30 pieces of legislation including Chelsea’s Law – landmark legislation that transformed the way California deals with violent sexual predators who target children.Before his election to the California legislature, Nathan served as a Human Intelligence/Counterintelligence Specialist in the United States Marine Corps where he was decorated for valor in combat.On his last deployment, he served as a team commander of a joint service/multi-agency human intelligence team operating throughout the Horn of Africa and the Near East. For this duty he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. In 2004, he served eight months in the Sunni Triangle region of Iraq. Among the awards he received for this tour is the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for valor, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Iraqi Campaign Medal.
Nathan has been active helping build and enhance democracies in countries including East Timor, Cambodia, Serbia and Myanmar. A frequent commentator, advocate, and public speaker Fletcher has appeared on programs including The Today Show, MSNBC’s Hardball, CNN, Fox News and in national print publication such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.